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Who Is Mandy?
The author hopes that history – so cruel to African-American women in the kitchen – can help breathe real life into a 19th-century portrait
Food Story  February 24, 2006, by Toni Tipton-Martin
"...It took several days, but there, tucked insignificantly amid property deeds, household ledgers and address books, society column clippings, birth and death announcements, probate records, military discharge papers, and an entire file of recipes, was a family genealogy that detailed the arrival of John Caldwell, his young family, and five slaves, including a female named Melinda Pryor, in Texas in 1833...."

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